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April 29, 2012

SSC Steno Exam 2012 Notification, Forms & Eligibility

SSC Steno Exam 2012 Notification Forms EligibilitySSC Stenographers Exam 2012 (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’)  notification has come out yesterday. This advertisement can bee seen in yesterdays Employment News (i.e. 28th April, 2012) As per the notification, last date to apply for SSC Steno Exam 2012 is 25th May, 2012 and the exam would be conducted on 29th July, 2012.

This blog post encapsulates the important info contained in the above notification to help you apply for the same. It also archives the info for future SSC Steno aspirants (say for SSC Steno exam 2013/2014) to know about the application process. In another blog article titled: SSC Steno exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers and Books, I have posted the prep materials to help you prepare for the same.

At first, let us begin that by knowing what is SSC Steno Exam.

What is SSC Stenographer Exam:
Staff Selection Commission is a cousin of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and it conducts various recruitment exams for Group “B” & “C” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India and the attached/subordinate offices.
SSC conducts the SSC Stenographers exam every year in the month of September/October for recruitment of Stenographers in Grade 'C‘ ( Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted ) & Grade 'D‘ (Group ‘C’ Non-Technical) in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, notification for which comes out in the month of July/August every year.
You can know more about SSC from this About us page.

SSC Steno Salary:
Salary being offered for these stenographer positions is:
Pay scale for for Grade-C: Pay Band-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Grade pay Rs.4600 and
Pay scale for for Grade-D: Pay Band-2 Rs.5200-20200 + Grade Pay Rs.2400/-.

SSC Steno Vacanices:
Staff Selection Commission decides upon the number of vacancies to be filled only later and number of vacancies is not given at the notification stage.

SSC Steno Exam Eligibility:
Age Eligibility: as on 01.08.2012
Min: 18 years, Max.: 27 years.
Age Relaxation exists as per Govt rule and you can find the same in page-3-5 of the Notification.

Academic qualification Eligibility: as on 01.08.2012
Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognised Board or University.

SSC Steno Exam Selection Process:
The selection procedure consists of a 200 mark Written test followed by a Stenography Skill Test. Details about the SSC Steno Exam selection process can be found in my next blog post: SSC Steno exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers and Books.

SSC Steno Exam 2012 Notification Dates:
Date of exam notification: 28.04.2012.
Last date of application for SSC Steno Exam 2012: 25.05.2012 (upto 5 P.M.).
(For remote areas: 01.06.2012).
Last date of Online submission of form (i.e. website closure) : 23.05.2012
Date of SSC Steno Exam 2012 (Written): 29.07.2012 (Sunday).

SSC Steno Exam 2012 Form/How to apply:
There are two ways to apply for SSC Steno Exam Form: Offline & Online.

SSC Steno Exam 2012 Offline Form:
How to fill the SSC Steno Exam Offline Form 2012 is given clearly in the notification in Page: 17 "Annexure – II: A INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING UP THE APPLICATION". After filling the SSC Steno Exam Form, send it to one of the nine SSC regional centers as convenient to you, given in the notification.

SSC Steno Exam 2012 Call letter/ Duplicate Call letter:
SSC is going to send you the call letter (termed as Admission Certificates (AC) by SSC) for written exam two weeks prior to the exam and if you do not receive the same within one week prior to exam, for issue of duplicate call letter, contact the concerned regional office where you submitted your application with proof of submission of your application.

Hope above information on SSC Steno Exam 2012 Notification has helped in knowing about the exam and how to apply for the same. Please visit my next blog post titled: SSC Steno exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers and Books to find the study materials for the exam.